Urology Publications

Nick has a strong academic interest and his publications are listed below.

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  1. Aydin A, Ahmed K, Van Hemelrijck M, Ahmed HU, Khan MS, Dasgupta P; SIMULATE Trial Group (Rukin NJ). Simulation in Urological Training and Education (SIMULATE) – A Multicentre International Randomised Controlled Trial Assessing the Transferability of Simulation-based Training in Surgery: Protocol and Development of Interventional Training Curriculum. BJU Int. 2020 Mar [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Chen MY, Skewes J, Desselle M, Wong C, Woodruff MA, Dasgupta P, Rukin NJ. Current applications of three-dimensional printing in urology. BJU Int. 2020 Jan;125(1):17-27.
  1. Proietti S, Traxer O, Giusti G, Rukin N, Özsoy M, Talso M, Emre ST, Emiliani E, Atis G, Somani BK. Worldwide survey of flexible ureteroscopy practice: a survey from European Association of Urology sections of young academic urologists and uro-technology groups. Cent European J Urol. 2019;72(4):393-397.
  1. Michael Y. Chen, Jacob Skewes, Maria A. Woodruff, Nicholas J Rukin. Using bespoke 3D-printed models to improve patient understanding of an encrusted ureteric stent. J Clin Urology 2019: Sept ePub.
  1. Chen MY, O’Neill H, Rukin NJ. The Iodine allergy myth: What is contraindicated and alternative options for retrograde pyelography. J Clin Urology 2019: Apr ePub.
  1. Chen MY, Rukin NJ. Penile strangulation secondary to a steel ring: Injury classification and management options. J Clin Urology 2019: Mar ePub.
  1. Chen MY, Rukin NJ. Extraperitoneal bladder perforation secondary to urinary retention in a woman. J Clin Urology 2019: Mar ePub.
  1. Darrad M, Gupta A, Rukin NJ. Hydronephrosis. Blandy’s Urology, John Wiley and Sons Ltd. 2019
  1. Donato P, Honore M, Zana T, Porkorny M, Bowes W, Meyer JP, Rukin NJ. Prospective trial of single-use, flexible cystoscope for ureteric double-J stent removal: Cost and utility analysis. J Clin Urology 2018;13:160-163.
  1. Rukin NJ, Siddiqui ZA, Chedgy ECP, Somani BK. Trends in Upper Tract Stone Disease in England: Evidence from the Hospital Episodes Statistics Database. Urol Int. 2017;98(4):391-396.
  1. Donati-Bourne JF, Bodalia R, Muthuveloe D, Inglis JA, Rukin NJ. Does a coding sticker for PCNL improve clinical coding accuracy and financial remuneration? J Clin Urology 2017;10:435-439.
  1. Robinson A, Miller G, Rukin NJ. Simulation in urological training: Where are we in 2017? J Clin Urology 2017;10:548-556.
  1. Darrad M, Sibartie T, Rukin NJ. Is Acute Ureteroscopy for Painful Ureteric Colic Cost Effective and Beneficial for Patients? A Cost effectiveness Analysis. J Clin Urology 2016;10:17-21.


  1. Rukin NJ, Smith RD, Patterson J, Grey B, Parys B, Young G, Syed H, McClinton S, Samsudin A, Inglis JA, Finch W, Somani BK. Tips and tricks of Ureteroscopy: Consensus statement. Part 1: Basic Ureteroscopy. Cent European J Urol 2016; 69(1): 98-104.
  1. Rukin NJ, Smith RD, Patterson J, Grey B, Parys B, Young G, Syed H, McClinton S, Samsudin A, Inglis JA, Finch W, Somani BK. Tips and tricks of Ureteroscopy: Consensus statement. Part 2: Advanced Ureteroscopy. Cent European J Urol 2015; 68(4): 439-46.
  1. Wright AE, Rukin NJ, Smith RD, de la Rosette J, Somani BK. Mini, Ultra, Micro’ – Nomenclature and cost of these new minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) techniques. Ther Adv Urol 2016; 8(2): 142-6.
  1. Wright AE, Williams K, Somani BK, Rukin NJ. Intra-renal pressure and irrigation flow with commonly used ureteric access sheaths and instruments. Cent European J Urol 2015; 68(4): 434-8.
  1. Tucker PE, Rukin NJ, Kugathasan G, Kong JP, Wallace DM. Outcomes of open partial nephrectomies performed by Australian trainees. ANZ J Surg. 2016;86(1-2):39-43.
  1. Modgil V, Cashan S, Bedi N, Rukin NJ, Pearce I. Social Media in Urology – what is all the fuss about? J Clin Urol 2015; 8(3): 160-165.
  1. Muthuveloe DW, During V, Ashdown D, Rukin NJ, Jones RG, Patel P. The effectiveness of varicocele embolisation for the treatment of varicocele related orchalgia. Springerplus. 2015; 4: 392.
  1. Geraghty R, Abourmarzouk O, Rai B, Biyani CS, Rukin NJ, Somani BK. Evidence for Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Fragmentation (URSL) for Large Renal Stones in the Modern Era. Curr Urol Rep. 2015; 16(8): 54.
  1. Wells H, Rukin NJ, Wright A, Somani BK. Outcome-Based Comparison of Percutaneous Procedures for Urinary Lithiasis with Calibre of Instrumentation less than 12Fr. Curr Urol Rep. 2015; 16(8): 53.
  1. Wright AE, Williams K, Rukin NJ. What affect do different 200 μm laser fibres have on deflection and irrigation flow rates in a flexible ureterorenoscope? Lasers Med Sci. 2015; 30(5): 1565-8.
  1. Patterson J, Rukin NJ. Lower-pole stones: Do we finally have more answers than questions? Eur Urol 2015; 67(4): 617-8.
  1. Wright AE, Rukin NJ, Somani BK, Smith RD. Lower Pole Stones: Where are we in 2015? Urology News 2015, PinPoint Publications, Edinburgh.
  1. Wright AE, Rukin NJ, Somani BK. Ureteroscopy and stones: current status and future expectations. World J Nephrol. 2014; 3(4): 243-8.
  1. Flukes S, Hayne D, Kuan M, Wallace M, McMillan K, Rukin NJ. Retrograde ureteric stent insertion in the management of infected obstructed kidneys. BJUI 2015;115 Suppl 5: 31-4.
  1. Wright AE, Somani BK, Rukin NJ. Proposition for new terminologies in PCNL: what does ‘ultra-mini-micro’ actually mean? Urolithiasis 2014; 42(6); 539-40.
  1. Syed HA, Abbas A, Talbot N, McDonald D, Jones R, Marr TJ, Rukin NJ. Holmium:YAG laser treatment for superficial bladder carcinoma under local anaesthesia. J Endourol 2013; 27(7): 886-91.
  1. Rukin NJ. Endourology Fellowship in Western Australia. Urology News, 2013. PinPoint Publications, Edinburgh.
  1. Samee A, Rukin N, Siddiqui I, Halliday M, Farmer M. A solitary rectal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. BMJ Case Reports. 2010; 21: 2010.
  1. Mamutse G, Woolmore J, Pye E, Partridge J, Boggild M, Young C, Fryer A, Hoban PR, Rukin NJ, Alldersea J, Strange RC, Hawkins CP. Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism is associated with reduced disability in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2008; 14(9): 1280-3.
  1. Rukin NJ, Blagojevic M, Luscombe CJ, Liu S, Saxby MF, Ramachandran S, Fryer AA, Strange RC. Associations between timing of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, T-stage and survival in prostate cancer. Cancer Detect Prev. 2007; 31(6): 443-9.
  1. Rukin NJ, Moon SJ, Bodiwala D, Luscombe CJ, Liu S, Saxby MF, Fryer AA, Strange RC. Prostate cancer susceptibility is mediated by interactions between exposure to ultraviolet radiation and polymorphisms in the 5’ haplotype block of the vitamin D receptor gene. Cancer letters 2007; 247: 328-335.
  1. Rukin NJ, Strange RC. What are the frequency, distribution, and functional effects of vitamin D receptor polymorphisms as related to cancer risk? Nutr Rev 2007; 65(8): 96-101.
  1. Rukin NJ, Luscombe CJ, Strange RC. Re: A systematic review of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism and prostate cancer risk.  J Urol. 2007; 177(1): 404.
  1. Rukin NJ, Zeegers M, Ramachandran S, Luscombe CJ, Liu S, Saxby M, Lear J, Strange RC. A Comparison of Sunlight Exposure Parameters in Men with Prostate Cancer and Basal Cell Carcinoma. B J Cancer 2007; 96(3): 523-528.
  1. Tulloch L, Rukin NJ, Creamer J. Diabetes and a large liver. Lancet 2007; 370: 1006.
  1. Rukin NJ, Ashdown DA, Patel P, Liu S. The role of endoscopic endopyelotomy in uretero-pelvic junction obstruction. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007; 89(2): 153-156.
  1. Rukin NJ, Maffulli N. Systemic allergic reactions to aprotinin injection around the Achilles tendon. A report of two cases.  J Sci Med Sport 2007; 10(5): 320-2.
  1. Rukin NJ, Luscombe CJ, Strange RC. Genes, environment and prostate cancer risk: sunlight and vitamin D-related genes, pages 25-32. In: Sunlight, vitamin D and health.  Ed O Gillie.  Health Research Forum, London, 2006.
  1. Rukin NJ, Luscombe CJ, Strange RC. Vitamin D: New insights into its broader role in disease pathogenesis. Retinoids 2005; 21(4): 50-54.
  1. Ford S, Mai F, Manson A, Rukin NJ, Dunne F. Diabetes Knowledge – Are patients getting the message? Int J Clin Pract 2000; 54: 535-536.